Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Reposting and Translating

Canis Lupus, go ahead and post it. ;)
I only ask two things:
1) Post my nickname ( FerFAL) as the author
2) Post a link to the original post here next to it.

Everyone else guys, repost as much as you like, just give proper credit and add a link.

I already found a guy, one “Esteban Morales” ( No, my name is not Esteban Morales :p), taking credit for one of the articles I wrote.

http://www.silverbearcafe.com/private/10.08/tshtf1.html

I sent the owner of the website an email please asking to correct it but I got no reply.

Some people.

FerFAL

14 comments:

Canis Lupus said...

Thanks buddy ! :)

Anonymous said...

I wondered about that Silver Bear Cafe piece - it sounded exactly like your previous posts - no wonder.

I thought that was you - thanks for clearing that up.

j.r. guerra in s. tx.

vdavisson said...

I forward your stuff to my survival group on Yahoo but always give attribution and a link to your site, and urge my readers to read your site as well.

RECOVERY said...

hi vdavisson
can you recommend other survival group websites? ferfal's is one of my favorites, but would love to see more
thank you,
mary

JIMBOB said...

Hello FerFAL,

I worked for an Argentine Company before and made a lot of Argentine friends. They told me a lot about the crisis but only 5% of the actual situation. Your blog had open my eyes on the real situation when the SHTF.

Anyway, I discussed with them the possibility of panning gold in Argentina in San Juan (North of Mendoza) as a way to make a living and to my surprise they dont even know that there is a vast amount of gold (600 million tonnes) in the Province of San Juan, because in my country Malaysia gold can be found at almost 30% of the river.

Anyway, I figure that if I can pan gold, I will have a sustainable and stable income if SHTF. And with the 4x4, guns, generator (the survival kit) it would be perfect for survivalist to escape to the hills and pan gold and then sell them for food and equipment. Had anyone tried this in your country??

Thank you.

FerFAL said...

Hi Jimbob

As far as I know most gold mines here are well under the surface.

If it was really that easy, I'm sure people would do it.
Never heard of anyone doing that for a living here.

Did you hear this from a reliable source?

People over there are very poor.

I'm sure that if gold was that easy to obtain, we woudl have heard sometihng about it on the news.

FerFAL

Anonymous said...

Ferfal, you are a bit overstating the situation in Argentina.

1. you fare pretty well. Other people simply have no money to buy all the stuff you have.

2. you seem to believe that it is much better in USA or Europe. It is still better, but it will get worse over time. In Argentina it is the opposite: it can easily get better.

3. people still emigrate from Europe to Argentina and until now these have not been robbed.

FerFAL said...

Anonymous said...



1.I dont have that much but yes, a lot of people have far less and are in much worse condition.
80% of this country ( easily) is in a much worse condition than mine. I think I admit that rather often.

2. USA and Europe are of course better. With some few exception ( WWI and WWII) South America in general has always been worse than first world nations, nothing new.

Argentina getting better? I'm affraid you dont know how bad the sitaution here is.

The corruption and tyrany we have in our government is deeply rooted. Our president will be replaced by her hunband, which was president before here. MOre than likely, after that his wife will be president again. At least another decate of Kirchner's tyranny.

"3. people still emigrate from Europe to Argentina and until now these have not been robbed."

?

What makes you think that? People get robbed here all the time.
And yes, I know a few immigrants that came here and left after being crime victims or simply not tolerating teh kind of lifestyle we have here.

My brother's ex wife's sister married a guy from UK, they left after staying here for a few months. The guy coulnd't stand it.

Maybe you know someone that moved here, but its' not in any way something that is common. The most common situation in Argentina is people leaving ( in mass) and VERY few people move here form first world countries.
I suppose they dont know better, or have no other choice.

FerFAL

FerFAL said...

Anonymous said...



1.I dont have that much but yes, a lot of people have far less and are in much worse condition.
80% of this country ( easily) is in a much worse condition than mine. I think I admit that rather often.

2. USA and Europe are of course better. With some few exception ( WWI and WWII) South America in general has always been worse than first world nations, nothing new.

Argentina getting better? I'm affraid you dont know how bad the sitaution here is.

The corruption and tyrany we have in our government is deeply rooted. Our president will be replaced by her hunband, which was president before here. MOre than likely, after that his wife will be president again. At least another decate of Kirchner's tyranny.

"3. people still emigrate from Europe to Argentina and until now these have not been robbed."

?

What makes you think that? People get robbed here all the time.
And yes, I know a few immigrants that came here and left after being crime victims or simply not tolerating teh kind of lifestyle we have here.

My brother's ex wife's sister married a guy from UK, they left after staying here for a few months. The guy coulnd't stand it.

Maybe you know someone that moved here, but its' not in any way something that is common. The most common situation in Argentina is people leaving ( in mass) and VERY few people move here form first world countries.
I suppose they dont know better, or have no other choice.

FerFAL

Thor said...

Quetal! I lived in Argentina (Mar del Plata y Bahia Blanc (donde nacio el gran Ginobili!) for 10 years (1981-1991). Lived through hyperinflation and tough economic times. However I left before the SHTF (although my family stayed and suffered), so I've heard a lot about it.

When the SHTF in the U.S., it's going to be a lot messier than in Argentina! Most Argentines are European descendants who embrace Catholicism as their defacto religion. So even when the SHTF there, most of the population still maintained their morals, partially due to their Catholic upbringing, but also because of Latin culture, which tends to more family oriented. Criminals there tend to work alone or in small bands, and therefore didn’t ever present a threat to entire neighborhoods, or even a single residence, as most homes there are built more like castles, with brick and mortar, high walls with shards of glass on top, barred windows and doors, etc.

However the US is quite different than Argentina. We have huge racial tensions and a cultural background more diverse than that of any other nation, so there's no telling how people will react when the SHTF here. Also, Argentines were very tough people to begin with. No such thing as the welfare state or even a welfare state of mind down there. People were already used to having next to nothing, so when absolutely nothing was to be had, most people tightened their belts even further and set their face like a flint. Can you imagine the reaction of your typical American, with our complete entitlement mentality, mentally and physically obese from our over indulgence in every hedonistic pleasure known to man, when all of a sudden we face extreme financial distress caused by a complete meltdown on Wall St. followed by main street? Do you think you’ll be safe in your burb with your shotgun in your closet and a couple months of food and water stored in your garage? I cannot image the chaos that would ensue if the SHTF here.

This generation is ill prepared to deal with the financial crisis that is coming and has even now underway. We live in the "instant gratification" generation. Problem is when things go south, and people actually have to work for a living, be accountable for their actions, no more credit/debt and work hard to afford the things they want - that's going to be a very difficult transition for your average joe.

America's day is waning; the night cometh. This generation isn't used to suffering, but that won't prevent it from occuring. Only good will come from it though, as the cycle starts over. Woe to us that must live through the transition from excess to want and back to contentment again.

Wednesday said...

You could learn from his lay-out, though:

http://www.silverbearcafe.com/private/10.08/images/godmother.gif


;-)

vdavisson said...

Hi Recovery,

You can check my group here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SurvivalGardening/messages

Others are:

http://www.bearridgeproject.com/
http://www.onsimplicity.net/
http://www.mytwodollars.com/
http://almostfrugal.com/

I tend to like the frugal and practical daily living sites, not necessarily the hunker-down-and-wait ones. Hope this helps!

vdavisson said...

Unfortunately Thor is right, what he says may well come true. Our new president might try to hand out goodies to the welfare crowd but he'll run out of money before long and have to either stop the handouts or print money. Which do you think he will do?

Yeah me too. Zimbabwe here we come.

wolfe said...

Always. (example: http://survivaltimes.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=681 )

;)

Wolfe